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This EduRev document offers 15 Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) from the topic Verbal Reasoning (Level - 2). These questions are of Level - 2 difficulty and will assist you in the preparation of CAT & other MBA exams. You can practice/attempt these CAT Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) and check the explanations for a better understanding of the topic.

Question for Practice Questions Level 2: Verbal Reasoning
Try yourself:Directions: In the following question, two statements numbered I and II are given. There may be cause and effect relationship between the two statements. These two statements may be the effect of the same cause or independent causes. These statements may be independent causes without having any relationship. Read both the statements in the question and mark your answer accordingly.

Statements:
I. In India, suspects can be arrested and held for long periods before their case is decided by the courts.
II. There is a very real possibility of long years of incarceration for persons who will eventually be proven to be innocent.

Question for Practice Questions Level 2: Verbal Reasoning
Try yourself:Directions: In the following question, two statements numbered I and II are given. There may be cause and effect relationship between the two statements. These two statements may be the effect of the same cause or independent causes. These statements may be independent causes without having any relationship. Read both the statements in the question and mark your answer accordingly.

Statements:
I. Coal India on Tuesday announced one of its sharpest price hike on power grade coal to boost annual revenue by Rs. 6421 crore.
II. Rs. 5600 crore was needed for meeting the incremental wage bill of 3 lakh workers who were rewarded with 20 percent salary hike in October.

Question for Practice Questions Level 2: Verbal Reasoning
Try yourself:Directions: In the following question, two statements numbered I and II are given. There may be cause and effect relationship between the two statements. These two statements may be the effect of the same cause or independent causes. These statements may be independent causes without having any relationship. Read both the statements in the question and mark your answer accordingly.

Statements:
I. The National Medical Commission Bill, aimed at reforming Indian medical education and practice, is in trouble.
II. After countrywide protests by the Indian Medical Association, the Bill was referred by the Lok Sabha to a Parliamentary Standing Committee for a re-look.

Question for Practice Questions Level 2: Verbal Reasoning
Try yourself:Directions: The question given below is followed by two arguments numbered I and II. You have to decide which of the given arguments is a 'strong' argument and which is a 'weak' argument and then mark the correct option accordingly.

As a result of tourism, many historical buildings and sites are being damaged beyond repair. Should government put restraints on tourism to protect them?
Arguments:
I. No, government shall invest in maintenance of such buildings and sites and promote responsible tourism.
II. Yes, country's heritage defines its identity, so protecting such buildings and sites is prime.

Question for Practice Questions Level 2: Verbal Reasoning
Try yourself:Directions: The question given below is followed by two arguments numbered I and II. You have to decide which of the given arguments is a 'strong' argument and which is a 'weak' argument and then mark the correct option accordingly.

Should India support all the international policies of United States of America?
Arguments:
I. No, many other powerful countries do not support the same.
II. Yes, this is the only way to gain access to the US development funds.

Question for Practice Questions Level 2: Verbal Reasoning
Try yourself:Directions: In the question below, a statement is given followed by two courses of action, numbered I and II. Course of action is a step or administrative decision to be taken for improvement, follow-up or further action with regard to the problem, policy etc. on the basis of the information given in the statement. You have to assume everything in the statement to be true, and decide which of the two given suggested courses of action logically follows for pursuing.

Statement: Exporters in the capital are alleging that commercial banks have been violating a Reserve Bank of India directive to operate a post shipment export credit denominated in foreign currency at international interest rates since January this year.
Courses of Action:
I. The officers concerned in the commercial bank are to be suspended.
II. The RBI should be asked to stop giving such directives to commercial banks.

Question for Practice Questions Level 2: Verbal Reasoning
Try yourself:Directions: In this question, a statement is followed by two conclusions numbered I and II. Assuming everything in the statement to be true, consider the two conclusions and decide which of them follow(s) beyond a reasonable doubt from the information given in the statement.

Mark your answer as
(A) if only conclusion I follows
(B) if only conclusion II follows
(C) if either conclusion I or conclusion II follows
(D) if neither conclusion I nor conclusion II follows

Statement: Objective type questions do not really test a student's clarity of concepts in an examination.
Conclusions:
I. Students usually cram the answers to the objective questions from helping guides.
II. Subjective questions are as much open to doubt to test the same criterion.

Question for Practice Questions Level 2: Verbal Reasoning
Try yourself:Directions: In the question below is given a statement that is followed by conclusions numbered I and II. Assuming everything in the statement to be true, consider the two conclusions and decide which of them follow(s) beyond a reasonable doubt from the information given in the statement.

Mark your answer as
(A) if only conclusion I follows
(B) if only conclusion II follows
(C) if either I or II follows
(D) if neither I nor II follows

Statement: Fools tread where the angels fear to go.
Conclusions:
I. The number of fools are more as compared to the number of angels.
II. Fools are generally adventurous and non-conventional.

Question for Practice Questions Level 2: Verbal Reasoning
Try yourself:Directions: In the following question, a statement is followed by two conclusions labelled (I) and (II). Identify which of the given conclusions can be logically drawn from the statement.

Statement: In tomorrow's workplace, many routine jobs now performed by workers will increasingly be assumed by machines - thanks to artificial intelligence - leaving more complicated tasks to humans who see the big picture and possess interpersonal skills.
Conclusions:
I. Artificial intelligence will both disrupt and benefit the workplace.
II. Artificial intelligence promises advances in productivity, but large-scale economic disruptions are inevitable.

Question for Practice Questions Level 2: Verbal Reasoning
Try yourself:Directions: In the following question, two statements numbered I and II are given. There may be cause and effect relationship between the two statements. These two statements may be the effect of the same cause or independent causes. These statements may be independent causes without having any relationship. Read both the statements in the question and mark your answer accordingly.

Statements:
I. Amid a deep economic, political and now social crisis, many on the ground in Iran and, even more, observing from abroad don't know what to think or to do.
II. When revolutionary regimes stagnate, confusion and chaos reign; and both are palpably true of the Islamic Republic of Iran today.

Question for Practice Questions Level 2: Verbal Reasoning
Try yourself:Directions: Read the text and answer the following question:

Lately, many highly-skilled engineers from the IT industry in India have left their jobs in significant numbers to move to foreign shores. It is therefore quite likely that the competent IT professionals who remain in the industry in India are in high demand in their respective domains.

Which of the following, if true, most seriously weakens the argument?

Question for Practice Questions Level 2: Verbal Reasoning
Try yourself:Directions: In this question, there is a statement followed by two courses of action numbered I and II. A course of action is a step or administrative decision to be taken for improvement, follow-up or further action in regard to the problem, policy, etc. On the basis of the information given in the statement, you have to assume everything in the statement to be true and then decide which of the suggested courses of action logically follow(s) for pursuing.

Statement: A recent study shows that children below five in some urban centres of developing countries, run the risk of dying prematurely from diarrhoea and parasitic intestinal worms.
Courses of action:
I. Government of the developing countries should take adequate means to improve the hygienic conditions in the cities.
II. Governments of the developing countries should start a widespread vaccination programme to inoculate young children against diarrhoea and parasitic intestinal worms.

Question for Practice Questions Level 2: Verbal Reasoning
Try yourself:Directions: The question given below is followed by two arguments numbered I and II. You have to decide which of the given arguments is a 'strong' argument and which is a 'weak' argument.

Should privately owned vehicles be banned in city centres to avoid the problem of congestion?
Arguments:
I. No, this is an unrealistic solution as privately owned vehicles have become a part and parcel of life.
II. Yes, people must use public transport as it will reduce congestion and also reduce air pollution.

Question for Practice Questions Level 2: Verbal Reasoning
Try yourself:Directions: In the following item, a question is followed by three arguments numbered I, II and III. You have to decide which of the arguments is/are 'strong'. Mark your answer accordingly.

Should the retirement age of teachers of all government schools be increased to 65 years?
Arguments:
I. Yes, there is an acute shortage of quality teachers.
II. No, young educated youth will be deprived of their job opportunities.
III. Yes, government can defer payment towards retirement of these teachers.

Question for Practice Questions Level 2: Verbal Reasoning
Try yourself:Directions: In the question below is given a statement followed by two conclusions numbered I and II. Assuming everything in the statement to be true, consider the two conclusions and decide which of them follow(s) beyond a reasonable doubt from the information given in the statement.

Mark your answer as
(A) if only conclusion I follows
(B) if only conclusion II follows
(C) if either I or II follows
(D) if neither I nor II follows

Statement: It is not always foolish to put the cart before the horse.
Conclusions:
I. Tackling things in a logical sequence is the best way to do things.
II. A random choice, howsoever unconventional, may sometimes give better results.

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